Little League News
Middlesex County Little League volunteers and 78 kids participated in the annual baseball and softball spring training on April 6 at the Middlesex Sports Complex.
The event provided instruction on the fundamentals of throwing, catching, fielding and batting. The Little League event was sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, EVB Bank, Colonial Virginia Bank and Citizens and Farmers Bank. These sponsors have supported this event since its inception years ago and Middlesex County Little League appreciates the partnership we have developed with our local banking community.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who participated at the event. The day provided young baseball and softball players in Middlesex the opportunity to learn fundamentals and get excited about the upcoming 2014 season. Little League president Craig Revere had all the fields looking great for the event.
Field instruction was given by Randy Blue, Glenn Sears, John Matthew Robins, Joey Fitchett, Jock Pitts, Darren Norwood, Sharon Daniel, Chipper Anderson and Alex Fitchett.
The baseball hitting instruction was given by Greg Harrow, Jonathan Norris and Wayne Thomas.
Coach Wade Traynham provided softball field and batting instruction with help from two of his Middlesex High School players Austen Taylor Dozier and Olivia Major.
Also special thanks to Dave Crigler who provided softball hitting instruction with help from Mathews High School varsity softball team members Carole Bell, Madison Owens, Amanda Miller, Madison South and Taylor South.
Thanks to Stevie’s Ice Cream and the Sports Center for their donation of door prizes and ice cream for the participants.
Food is always a big part of the event and special thanks to Nina Fitchett, Janie Anderson, Jacqueline Taylor and Craig Revere for their efforts in cooking, and preparing the food for the clinic. The event concluded with kids having hot dogs and drinks, t-shirts and drawings for door prizes.
Event organizers Jacqueline Taylor, Brittany Glenn and Don Harris would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers, instructors and everyone who participated in the 2014 spring training event. Let’s play ball!